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Katie Price has decided to quit social media for a while after a string of online trolls accused her of making up the alleged attack she sustained earlier this week.
The 43 year old star had revealed her injuries from the alleged attack, with online haters claiming that the bruising had just come from her recent surgery with the split lip being nothing but a cold sore.
The mother of five has had to face mean messages from people who believed it had just been a publicity stunt, causing her to decide to take time away from social platforms.
A source speaking to The Sun said: "Katie's taken a step back from social media and has handed everything over to her team.
“She doesn't need to be seeing trolls' comments on her Instagram, so she'll have a break for a few days and leave it all to her team to post."
Katie’s representative said to OK!: "Katie has not quit social media – she will be back”
The choice to leave social media follows reports from The Sun that she was “too mentally fragile” to make a court appearance against her alleged attacker.
Katie’s representative confirmed to OK! That she was still planning on getting justice by saying: “Katie is NOT withdrawing her statement”.
Adding: "She is emotionally vulnerable but strong with the dedicated support of all those around her, management, family and the unconditional support of her fans and supporters, she will embrace life moving forward."
A source speaking to The Sun had told them that she had been scared of being “dragged through the mill” if interrogated about the incident.
The Sun's source said: "She absolutely stands by her account of events of that night given to police, but upon reflection isn't sure she's mentally strong enough to go through yet another court appearance.
"She doesn't want to be dragged through the mill, and her private life scrutinised by all and sundry. Katie doesn't see any other way out."
A police spokesman has said of the case: "We have a duty of care to gather all evidence relating to this case, and our inquiries continue."
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